Take the Urinary Incontinence Quiz
Learning about incontinence can give you the courage and understanding needed to bring the subject up with your health care provider.
1. One type of incontinence is called stress incontinence. Stress urinary incontinence is the involuntary discharge of urine while someone coughs, sneezes, laughs, or does routine physical activities, such as bending down, lifting, or walking.
2. Stress urinary incontinence is most often caused by a weakening of pelvic muscles, nerves, and ligaments that surround the bladder and urethra.
3. Twenty-five million Americans have some form of urinary incontinence.
4. Urinary incontinence won't go away on its own.
5. People with urinary incontinence often make dramatic changes to their lifestyle.
6. Urge urinary incontinence is also called a hyperactive bladder.
7. Overflow urinary incontinence occurs when the bladder isn't able to empty completely.
8. Parkinson's disease can be a cause of reflex urinary incontinence.
9. About half of those with urinary incontinence can be cured or find relief from symptoms.
10. Treatment options include behavioral therapy, urethral inserts, drugs, collagen implants, and other surgery.